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VIDEO: Paul Tidy COO Introduces Generali Global Health's Digital Services

Generali Global Health's members are located all across the world, therefore digital technologies are important in enabling us to connect with them, wherever they are, 24/7. In this video Paul Tidy COO introduces Generali Global Health's digital services For more details of our International Private Medical Insurance solutions, please visit generaliglobalhealth.com To learn more about Generali Global Health and their range of IPMI plans and services please visit their micro website on iPMI Magazine, click here.

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VIDEO: Generali Global Health's Claim Process Explained

Generali Global Health COO Paul Tidy explains the claims process and how Generali Global Health have made this as simple as possible for customers. For more details of our International Private Medical Insurance solutions, please visit generaliglobalhealth.com To learn more about Generali Global Health and their range of IPMI plans and services please visit their micro website on iPMI Magazine, click here.

19-02-2019 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Learn All About Digital Marketing In The iPMI Market - Download New iPMI Magazine Media Kit 2019

Covering business travellers, high net worth individuals, expatriate and leisure travel markets, iPMI Magazine is the only international news source covering the most exciting sector of international health insurance: international private medical insurance. Learn more about iPMI Magazine digital marketing and advertising solutions, speak to David Bond, CIO, iPMIM on: ipmi[at]ipmimagazine.com - replace [at] with @ DO NOT BELIEVE THE HYPE, BELIEVE INDUSTRY LEADERS :: iPMI Magazine is an excellent source of in-depth...

19-02-2019 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Healix International Signs Up To UN Global Compact

Healix International, the global travel risk management and international medical and security assistance provider, has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC); a voluntary commitment from businesses to act in an environmentally and socially responsible way. The largest initiative of its type, 9,933 companies across 160 countries have joined so far, since it was announced by Kofi Annan in 1999. Healix International’s decision to sign up for the UNGC...

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New iPMI Magazine Entry Level Digital Marketing Program Makes iPMI Market Entry Affordable To All

Place your brand in the right place, at the right time in front of an active audience of IPMI market executives from payor to provider. Due to the nomadic nature of the international private medical insurance (IPMI) industry, iPMI Magazine is an internet based news service for worldwide insurance and assistance professionals who need to understand the impacts of insurance and healthcare policy, regulatory, and legislative developments. Over 40,000 senior...

12-02-2019 iPMI Magazine Breaking News

Top 5 Cost Containment Risks For Insurers In Nepal

By Jonathan Bancroft, Managing Director of Traveller Assist. For insurance underwriters, travel insurance brands and assistance providers with risk exposure in Nepal, a recent announcement by Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari, of his intentions to bring those responsible for a multimillion dollar insurance fraud scam to justice, is welcome news. After a 12-month insurance fraud investigation by Traveller Assist into helicopter charter companies and hospitals in Nepal, and following a subsequent 60-day investigation...

12-02-2019 Articles Case Studies

Healix Health Services Mental Health And Wellbeing White Paper Helps Brokers Guide Employers’ Mental Health Strategies

2018 was unquestionably a turning point in awareness about mental ill health with a wide range of high profile individuals urging employers, as well as the wider community, to put the issue front and centre.  Employers recognise the importance of understanding mental health issues – and providing workers with the support they need to manage their mental health and wellbeing in the same way their physical health is supported.  However, Healix...

11-02-2019 Articles Case Studies

Cigna Insurance Middle East Names Jerome Droesch New Chief Executive Officer

Cigna Corporation has appointed Jerome Droesch its new Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Board Member of Cigna’s joint venture operations in India and Turkey. The move reinforces the company’s commitment to the fast-growing insurance industry in the Middle East. As the premier provider of health and wellness solutions in the region, Cigna Insurance Middle East remains focused on delivering service excellence to the...

08-02-2019 iPMI Magazine Executive Appointments Movements News

1st Temos Accredited Hospital In Abu Dhabi

Temos has announced that the National Hospital - Abu Dhabi has passed Temos International Healthcare Accreditation for its “Quality in International Patient Care” as the first hospital in Abu Dhabi. AVIVO Group’s National Hospital - Abu Dhabi is a secondary care, multi-specialty hospital offering a wide range of services from preventive to curative healthcare services that include specialties like urology, laparoscopic surgery, orthopedics, dental and cosmetic services and health check-ups.

08-02-2019 iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News

Dubai Health Authority Signs TPA Agreement With Neuron For Saada Health Programme

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed an agreement with Neuron. As per the agreement, Neuron will be the third party administrator (TPA) for the Saada health programme. The agreement was signed by HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and HE Mohammed Al Mutaiwei, Chairman of Neuron, in the presence of Saleh Al Hashimi, Advisor of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation; Umair Nizami, Managing Director and Board Member of...

02-02-2019 iPMI Magazine Medical Travel Technical Roadside Assistance Company News

iPMI Magazine Interviews

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Mr John Casey CEO Pacific Cross International

Mr. Casey has a long history in the ASEAN region and is currently in the Philippines. He is currently both President & CEO of Pacific Cross (Philippines) and Chief Executive Officer and Director of the holding company of his group’s health insurance and related businesses in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. Prior to his current appointment, he was President of a US life insurance company in the Philippines. Aside from directly building a significant health insurance company in the Philippines, he is focused on a long term business plan for the group to establish a common branded ASEAN specialist health insurance business across the region in...

iPMI Magazine Speaks With Andrew Apps Head Of Global Healthcare Bellwood Prestbury About International Private Medical Insurance for High Net Worth Individuals

Please introduce yourself and background in the International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) market: Having enjoyed 32 years working in the PMI industry, the past 26 years exclusively in the international sector, I have gained firsthand experience of how both insurers and intermediaries operate, enabling an understanding of the way each side behaves and the changing demands of one of the insurance industry’s fasting growing sectors. As a seasoned traveller and former expatriate, I have worked extensively across South East Asia, the Former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, developing business operations with local and multi-national companies. This valuable experience has enabled a unique understanding not...

Tunisia Travel Warning: State Of Emergency Has Been Extended For 2 Months

State of emergency has been extended for 2 months from 24 December until 21 February 2016. Further attacks remain highly likely, including against foreigners. Security forces are on a high state of alert in Tunis and other locations. You should be especially vigilant and avoid crowded places over the holiday period, including around Mouled (24 December), Christmas and New Year.

If you choose to travel to or remain in Tunisia then you should check that your insurance policy provides adequate cover. You should be especially vigilant and follow the advice of the Tunisian security authorities.

There are no direct flights between the UK and Monastir or Enfidah airports. There are daily Tunis Air flights from Tunis Carthage airport direct to London, and indirect daily departures with European carriers. Contact your airline or travel company directly if you have an enquiry about your travel plans.

If you need consular assistance (above and beyond travel information) you should contact the British Embassy in Tunis.

The Tunisian presidency announced on 22 December 2015 that the state of emergency imposed after a suicide attack on a police bus on 24 November would be extended for a further 2 months from 24 December until 21 February 2016.

The threat from terrorism in Tunisia is high. Further attacks remain highly likely, including against foreigners. Security forces are on a high state of alert in Tunis and other locations. You should be especially vigilant over the holiday period, including around Mouled (24 December), Christmas and New Year. Avoid crowded places and follow the advice of the Tunisian security authorities and your travel company, if you have one.

A terrorist attack took place at Port El Kantaoui near Sousse on 26 June. Thirty eight foreign tourists were killed, including 30 British nationals. Further terrorist attacks are highly likely, including in tourist resorts, and by individuals unknown to the authorities whose actions may be inspired by terrorist groups via social media. On 17 November the Tunisian authorities announced they had foiled a major plot to attack ‘hotels and vital installations’ in Sousse. On 24 November a number of security personnel were killed in a suicide attack on a police bus on Avenue Mohammed V in central Tunis. A state of emergency was declared for 30 days from 24 November 2015. 

Since the attack in Sousse, we have been working closely with the Tunisian authorities to investigate the attack and the wider threat from terrorist groups in Tunisia. Although we have had good co-operation from the Tunisian government, including putting in place additional security measures, the intelligence and threat picture has developed considerably, reinforcing our view that a further terrorist attack is highly likely. On balance, we do not believe the mitigation measures in place provide adequate protection for British tourists in Tunisia at the present time.

On 8 July, the Tunisian Prime Minister stated publicly that further attacks were likely. The Tunisian authorities have increased their security measures but have also acknowledged the limitations in their ability to counter the current terrorist threat.

International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) For Tunisia

Take out comprehensive travel and international private medical insurance before travelling to Tunisia, to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad or emergency repatriation and evacuation. Be sure to read the small print of all iPMI policies before you purchase. 

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